This Transfer League Table is a record of the amount of money spent in transfer fees by English Premier League Football Clubs since 2003.
The Reason for choosing 2003 as the starting point for this table is that this was the year which heralded the begining of hugely wealthy global business men buying football clubs with Roman Abramovich's purchase of Chelsea .
The table also shows new investment which owners have made available to their club managers. The new investment can be seen season by season on the Club page from the Teams Transfer menu.
The "Purchased" column in this table shows the money spent on players in transfer fees by all the English Premier League clubs since 2003.
The "Sold" column shows the money received by the football club from the sale of players in the same period.
In the Nett" column the total of transfer fees received from the sale of Players is subtracted from the total money spent in transfer fees on purchasing players since 2003. This Nett figure is the "new investment" made available each season to the manager to buy players.
The "per season" column is the "Nett" total divided by the number of years that have passed since 2003 giving an average of the money spent in transfer fees by each premiership club each season since 2003.